With Boqvist, de Haan Hurting, Blackhawks Bring Back Mitchell, Beaudin

Defensemen Calvin de Haan and Adam Boqvist have both had a recent game cut short by injury. On Wednesday morning the Blackhawks added a few extra bodies to their taxi squad in case they need to cover for them against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.

Boqvist (concussion protocol) and de Haan (hip pointer) did not practice on Wednesday. With their health in question, Chicago announced defensemen Ian Mitchell and Nicolas Beaudin and goaltender Matt Tomkins were re-assigned to the taxi squad.

18 thoughts on “With Boqvist, de Haan Hurting, Blackhawks Bring Back Mitchell, Beaudin

  • April 14, 2021 at 10:48 am

    The Hawks should bring Regula and Beaudin.
    Give Mitchell another 10-15 games in Rockford

  • April 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Winder why they announced Tomkins again today, cap friendly had him there yesterday. Still seems like something else to come there. Only limited amount of recalls from mimors to Nhl roster allowed after tdl, usually 4. Maybe with covid that’s not enforced this year.

  • April 14, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    This is not an unforseen move. Stillman is a stay at home defenseman. Zadorov slides right back in and either Beaudin or Mitchell slide in to Boqvist’s spot. Does Beaudin or Mitchell QB the 1PP?
    Sidenote: I was at work, on Monday. What were the line combinations? I was stunned to see Debrincat had 0 SOG and Kane had 10!!! Having the new offensive acquisitions, I am curious to see how Colliton frames the lines. I do like having Hagel with Dach. Maybe Strome with him on the RW? I dunno. A really great problem to have. Looking forward to the upcoming game.

  • April 14, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    Let’s get them all in the lineup. No reason to push injured players this season. Johnson and Entwhistle could use some games taking regular shifts that consist of more than 6 minutes a game.

  • April 14, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Edman, pp1 at practice, Kane, Cat, Dach, Strome and Kubalik no defenseman. Used it before in practice and Colliton said it could be an option.

  • April 14, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    That puck that nailed Boqvist in the mouth area didn’t look bad on the TV replay. There was no blood etc. However, the fact that it was announced he wouldn’t return fairly quickly made me think concussion. Must have hit him just right, as you see guys get hit by pucks and there not be much apparent problem other than the initial blow. Here’s hoping it subsides quickly. Don’t like to see a young guy get that type of injury.

  • April 14, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    He has already had an accumulation of concussions so he gets them easier than someone who has never had concussion issues.

  • April 14, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    I would expect Zadorov to be back in on Thursday – Stillman deserves another game IMO so maybe Mitchell in as well

    Keith Mitchell
    Zadorov murphy
    Stillman Kalynuk

  • April 15, 2021 at 6:57 am

    Haven’t seen the past two games. Was making sure most of the eateries and drinking establishments in NOLA were still up to par. The ones open were.

    Just creating lines to what we have and who is available.

    DCat Dach Kane/Hagel
    Kubalik Strome Hagel/Kane
    Connelley Suter Kurashev
    Hardman Kampf Hinojosa

    Also something different
    Keith Zadorov
    Murphy Stillman
    Kalynuk Mitchell

    Thinking we have to group two young future keepers DMen together so we can some how catch lightning in a bottle again with Keith/Seabs 2.o.

    Also am watching Washington to see how and how much they plan on paying Ovie. This could be a good or guiding blueprint on how to pay Kane and Toews down the line.

    If and I say if our Captain is unable to go I would like to take Oshie off their hands so to help them sign Ovie. Thoughts?

  • April 15, 2021 at 8:18 am

    re: defensive pairs w/out de Haan and/or Boqvist

    Keith-Murphy is your best pair. Period. And they’re both better when they’re together. So put them together and leave it alone.

    My preference:


  • April 15, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Tab, I agree 2-5 is our best d-pair, and those pairing are as good on paper as anything else we could cobble together with 27 & 44 out.

    JR, Oshie is too old for the rebuild. Thinking that the best case scenario for the Hawks to be Cup contenders is in 3-4 years – the players need to not only be playing in their prime years in 3-4 years when the Hawks’ Cup contending window opens, they also need to still be in their prime years for another 4-5 years when that window is open. Oshie is already 34 so he’s too old.

  • April 15, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Like those pairings Tab, sounds reasonable. As far Toews goes, expect he will be back next year, but time will tell. If not to me pursuing ufa Danault to be your go to guy in the middle and develop Dach, Borgstrom or anybody who they see fits a top 6 C role. Danault playing that role now, elite fo guy, takes them against leagues best and can shutdown top C’s doing it, no false positives from his numbers, doing it against the best. Lose a little offense for now and lot on the leadership front quite likely but your never going to replace 19 with one player.

    Won 3 of last 4 games so don’t anticipate much change in forward lines, may need to before playing Preds though to find a winning combination.

  • April 15, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Ebony,Seth Jones and Zach Werenski would be a nice 1 and 2 on the back line. 26 and 23 years old now. Dach,Borgstrom,and Dannault sounds like an interesting 1,2,3 to me at Center. Barratt at #4 Center to start out. Maybe Kurashev tossed in there if he is more comfortable at Center. I think Mitchell and Kalynuk are going to be a solid 3 and 4 pairing. Boqvist and Stillman would also be interesting to look at.

  • April 15, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Lankinen starting, Zadorov and Mitchell in for Boqvist and Dehaan. No practice lines or pairings, hope they have big games on their return to lineup.

  • April 15, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    TimW Dach, Borgstrom, Toews will look even better next year.

  • April 15, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    I realize I’m in the minority on this – but I haven’t given up on Strome being an important piece of the rebuild. I acknowledge he will need to improve some aspects of his game before he will be good enough to be a key player for the Hawks but I’m still optimistic he can make those improvements. The main reason for that optimism is looking at the career arc of his older brother Ryan. Ryan is 4 years older and it wasn’t until the past couple years that Ryan took a big step forward from being an under 0.5ppg to now an over 0.8ppg player. Ryan improved his skating and overall game and I’m optimistic Dylan can do the same.

  • April 15, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    I have that strange feeling that Toews will do like big Buff and won’t come back for 1-2 years minimum…
    Hope I am wrong because he would be a big help for the kids .

  • April 15, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Thinking Dylan Guenther, Kent Johnson, Carson Lambos. Like Cole Silliness and Mason McTavish. With the last two I can hear Pierre saying “Sillinger from Medicine Hat” or McTavish from Peterborough” then name 5 others that went there or the coaches.

    Drafting from 9 to 12 before ping pong balls.
    Forgot Seattle’s position in front of us. Doesn’t matter about Phoenix because of forfeiture.

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